Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2012
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Barbaresco Bric Balin shows a level of austerity and sophistication that you don't get in Moccagatta's other wines this vintage. The wine boasts a bold, masculine style that is reinforced by lush cherry, sweet oak, spice and grilled herb. The wine's consistency is dark and brooding. But that darkness never goes over the top. The best thing about Barbaresco Bric Balin is the lively impression it leaves in the mouth.
Wine SpectatorThe core cherry flavors are accented by licorice, leather and sweet spice notes, allied to a dense matrix of tannins. Shows fine potential, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2018 through 2027. 1,250 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastThis forward wine opens with aromas that recall nail polish remover, varnish, overripe black-skinned fruit and a confectionary note. On the palate, notes of coconut, espresso and sage backup raw red cherry. It's aggressively tannic but is already losing fruit richness so hold for just a few years to let tannins unwind and then drink.